The Building and Construction Industry Working Group met this week and endorsed a new version, V4, of the Guidelines for immediate release to industry members.

Please find a link below of the new version 4 guidelines together with a self-explanatory note identifying the major changes since the version 3 release.

With the increase in positive cases in the community being experienced, this brings with it a heightened risk of Covid-19 appearing on construction worksites.  We encourage all contractors to exercise continued diligence in applying the Guidelines, including effective screening of workers coming to site, physical distancing etc, so sites can be safe from transmission. 

Through the Building & Construction Working Group, we are also seeking clarification on what might be proposed in terms of essential workers in the event that we see any suburbs or localities being sent into lockdown. Representations are continuing to be made to retain the Building and Construction industry as essential.